Green Signals Episode 31 – Additional Resources

Here are some resources and links you might find useful and interesting relating to subjects covered in Episode 31.

Railway Benefit Fund Bucket & Spade Charter Train

Bucket and Spade Charity Charter

We discussed this fantastic fundraising trip that Richard is very excited to see happening (being a Class 40 fan…).

RBF is the rail industry’s charity, supporting current, former and retired rail workers to improve their financial wellbeing. The charity has been around since 1858, and relies solely on fundraising to support the Railway Family through life’s challenges.

This great value day out is for a great cause

Wednesday June 5th 2024

Starting in Crewe, picking up at Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Victoria, heading for Scarborough for a lovely day at the seaside, or you can alight at York for the day for its attractions if you prefer.

Ticket options:

Dining – Full English breakfast on the outbound trip, and a 3-course supper on the return. Priced at just £199 each

Non-dining – the opportunity to buy light refreshments from the buffet bar. Priced just £99 each

The train will be headed by Class 40 D213 Adania hauling First Class intercity stock for a comfortable ride behind this iconic engine!

You can find out more about the trip and book tickets here.


Rail Minister Huw Merriman Big Interview

You can watch our in-person interview with the Rail Minister here:


Labour Plan to Fix Britain’s Railways

If you haven’t read the document released by the Labour Party setting out its plans for the railway, you can find it here.

And you can watch the Breaking News special we published giving the key points and our first impressions here:


Sir Philip Rutnam Big Interview

If you haven’t yet watched our interview with Ex-Permanent Secretary of the Department for Transport Sir Philip Rutnam, that we mentioned in the episode, you can watch it here: